Galangal - Shredded rhizomes of a member of the ginger family
Galangal is a member of the ginger family but it has a much more pungent taste than common ginger. The rhizome is used as a food spice and flavoring in recipes across South East Asia, but it also has shown medicinal benefits. It has been found to be an effective remedy for ulcers and inflammation of the stomach and to improve blood circulation, particularly in the hands and feet, enhancing oxygen and nutrient supply to these limbs.
Consuming Galangal on a regular basis can stimulate appetite, aid the digestion process and reduce constipation and vomiting. It has shown that it can aid in problems with the respiration like congestion and also helps regulating the breathing rate. Powdered Galangal can be used as a snuff to help with nasal infections. A blend of Galangal and lime juice is often used as a treatment for cough and cold.
The dried rhizomes of Galangal can be crushed and made into a tea. Regular consumption of this tea produces a calming and soothing effect on the body.
Powdered Galangal can be made into a paste and rubbed onto the body to ease aches.
Known side-effects: If you are allergic to Galangal you could experience joint pain and rash. If consumed in excessive amounts, it can cause heartburn and bloody stool.
Content: 50 grams of shredded Galangal rhizomes
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